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Mainstreet Welcomes 4 New Hires to Growing Team

Carmel, Indiana-based Mainstreet, the nation’s largest developer of transitional care properties, has added four new employees to its team.

Jared Allen is Mainstreet’s new senior information technology server and infrastructure administrator. He joins Mainstreet from Experian, where he served as a system engineer.


Andi Amburgey has joined Mainstreet as a senior project coordinator of investments. Her previous experience includes time at Firestone Building Products in the national accounts sales department, and Zionsville Community Schools as a middle school teacher and coach.

Angela Gidley is a new associate counsel at Mainstreet. She joins the company from Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson LLP, where she served as an associate attorney.

Mark Lyons has joined Mainstreet as controller. His previous experience includes time at Remy International, Inc., HHGregg and Ernst & Young. 


Susan Lubke Appointed Chief Marketing Officer of @home approach

Pennsylvania-based “@home approach,” a family of companies that provide a range of senior services, including home care and senior living, has announced the appointment of Susan Lubke to the position of chief marketing officer.

In her new role, Lubke will lead the development and implementation of a fully integrated marketing strategy for all the @home approach senior living communities. She will assume responsibility for the company’s sales, sales training, marketing functions, market research, business planning, branding, social media and product planning. Lubke will also be involved in new business development.

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For the last sixteen years, Lubke has worked in the senior housing industry on both the West and the East coasts in key management positions including vice president of sales and training, regional director of sales and marketing, regional director of operations, executive director and marketing director.

Ecumen Names Shelley Kendrick Chief Operating Officer

Shelley Kendrick has been named chief operating officer/senior vice president of operations at Ecumen, a Minnesota provider of senior housing and aging services.

In overseeing operations at Ecumen’s 38 sites in seven states, Kendrick is responsible for management of all housing and care center communities, including quality of care, financial performance, facility maintenance, procurement, and innovation and strategic development.

Kendrick, who previously served as Ecumen’s vice president of operations, joined the company in 2012. Prior to that she was the campus administrator at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis, where she was responsible for leading campus operations, including a skilled nursing care center, memory care and in-home care for independent veterans.

New Executive Director Appointed at The Holmstad

Thomas A. Smith has been named executive director for The Holmstad, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) operated by Covenant Retirement Communities, Inc.

A seasoned health care and senior living professional with more than 25 years of experience, Smith oversees daily operations at the senior living community, which serves residents in 289 residential living apartments, 50 assisted living apartments, 13 memory support apartments, 63 catered living apartments, and a 90-bed skilled nursing center.

Prior to joining The Holmstad, Smith served in a variety of capacities with Lifespace Communities, Capital Senior Living and Erickson Living.

KSQ Architects Appoints New Principal 

KSQ Architects — a full-service firm providing architecture, engineering and interior design services to clients in a variety of sectors, including health care and senior living — has announced that Dennis Robert has joined the firm as a principal and part of the KSQ health care team focusing on innovative health care planning across the nation.

In his role, Robert will play an integral part in project development, planning and programming.

With 28 years of experience, Robert brings a holistic and national approach to health care design and solutions. He has acted as project manager, master planner or consultant for over 40 health care facilities, including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Mount Pleasant Hospital, Mercy Miami and Novant.

He started his career at Peterson Associates in Charlotte, N.C., and is back with the firm since Peterson Associates joined KSQ Architects in 2014.

Resident Member of Board of Directors Selected at Oak Crest Village

Barbara Zorn has been selected as the resident member of the Board of Directors for Oak Crest Village, Inc., the governing body for the Erickson Living CCRC located in northeast Baltimore County.

A resident of Oak Crest since 2010, she has taken several leadership roles at the community. Zorn served a two-year term on the Residents Advisory Council as chair and vice-chair, and she is currently a standing member of the Core Committee responsible for Oak Crest’s long-term planning process.

Additionally, Zorn co-founded the resident iPad Users Group.

Professionally, Zorn spent 22 years with the Maryland Association of CPAs, Inc., serving as the organization’s executive director from 1990 to 1997. Her duties included coordinating legislative affairs, incorporating technology into the group’s framework and providing timely continuing education opportunities.

A former resident of Bel Air, Md., she also previously served on the Bel Air Recreation Board of Directors for 10 years.

Written by Emily Study

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